Burglary suspect held at gunpoint until deputies arrive

Sloane Smith. Photo courtesy of Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

A Jackson County man found two people robbing his home yesterday and held one at gunpoint until deputies arrived. A second suspect was caught after a search of the area by officers.

When the resident returned to the Newford Road home, he found two people inside who had entered through a window, according to police reports. The resident pulled a gun until deputies arrived and arrested 24-year-old Sloane Smith. He was booked into the Jackson County Jail at about 4:27 yesterday afternoon.

State troopers, Seymour police and Jackson county deputies set up a perimeter and found the second suspect, 32-year-old Craig Mettey, after he allegedly tried to take over an occupied vehicle.

Mettey was arrested on preliminary charges of burglary, kidnapping and residential entry.

Smith is facing charges of possession of methamphetamine, residential entry and burglary.